What is the Basque Country? Honestly, I had no idea until I accidentally stumbled upon this gorgeous part of the world during my travels in May of 2018. Below is an article I wrote for the school's website at the time of my stay. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did … Continue reading Teaching English in the Beautiful Basque Country
This year was the very first year that I spent Christmas away from my family and away from Australia. Christmas has never been a huge deal for me because my parents immigrated to Australia from the former Soviet Union, where the 25th of December had zero significance. If it were not for school and TV, … Continue reading Life in Lisbon Diaries #3: A Portuguese Christmas
I’m currently sitting in bed, hiding underneath my blanket and its 1:00pm. Outside the rain is drizzling down and I couldn’t feel more content in my fluffy pink robe and messy, untamed hair. Today i’ve finally given myself a day of doing nothing. Sadly, I seldom give myself the gift of rest. For a long … Continue reading Life in Lisbon Diaries: #2
I’ve been living in Lisbon, Portugal for almost three months now, and boy do I have tonnes to share. There have been some very difficult moments, but as always, there have also been some incredible ones too. I’ve been settling into this new country and new way of life, travelling around Portugal a bit and … Continue reading Life in Lisbon Diaries: #1
Next Friday the 12th of July, I head off on by far the craziest adventure of my life. I’m moving to Portugal on a 1 year visa and every single cell in my body is excited. Last year I did a solo trip around Europe, which I wrote about here, and it was the best … Continue reading Here’s to the adventure of living.
Dear Netherlands, you were truly something else. I don't think I ever saw a place as calm and serene on my travels (New Zealand is a very close 2nd place!!). Holland was my second destination on my recent Euro trip, and I spent ten wonderful days here. I'd been here only once before, in Amsterdam … Continue reading The Netherlands: Cyclists, Stroopwafels & Serenity
Dear Lisbon, You really, really do have my heart. And when I say that I feel like such a basic bitch who just came back from Europe, but it does! I left it there. But seriously, what a gorgeous city. If you aren’t too familiar with Lisbon, it’s the pretty, coastal capital of Portugal, full … Continue reading